Appalachian Trail Chaplain – Application Documents

Are you interested in becoming the 2024 Appalachian Trail Chaplain? The application below can be used to apply for either the thru-hiker position or the circuit hiker. Read the job descriptions for details.

To apply, download and complete the application form below. All applications must be received by August 15, 2023.

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Download the Disclosure Form

Download the Application

Download the Job Description for the Thru-Hiker

Download the Job Description for the Circuit Hiker

Once completed, please mail application documents to:

Matt Hall
Appalachian Trail Chaplain Ministry
c/o First United Methodist Church
804 Montvale Station Road
Maryville, TN 37803

Important: Please indicate on completed application form if you are applying for the thru-hiker or the circuit hiker position.

Reminder: Deadline for the 2024 AT Chaplain application is August 15,  2023.

Matt Hall, 2017 Appalachian Trail Chaplain (left), greets a fellow hiker during his thru hike. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service